Although I rarely use this blog as a platform for ranting...I can't help myself. My Honey sent me this link from The Globe And Mail entitled Forget Healthy. Apparently, KFC - is now serving up Double Downs. If you can't open the video you can follow this link to see it on YouTube.
No bread...which normally means salad or something healthy, but look again ...it's two breaded and fried pieces of chicken, with bacon and cheese in between them. I'm afraid to even think of the calories and fat involved.
Now don't get me wrong. I am far from being a purist. I occasionally crave an egg McMuffin or their quarter pounder. And once a year, I do love a couple of pieces of KFC myself. But most of the time, I eat healthy meals that really do taste wonderful.
I find it frightening to think about where we've come and where we're going. According to Stats Canada, 17.2% of Canadian adults were obese in 2008. Check out their article. I remember when if a woman was overweight, the only option, clothes-wise was a Muu Muu - that tent-like Hawaiian dress. Today there are chains of shops that cater to the Plus Sized and every other store has departments just for them as well.
Perhaps it's because I frequent the Farmers Market here almost every Saturday morning, where I get to know my farmers and artisan cheese and bread makers. Perhaps it's because so many of the books that cross my desk (make that dining room table) are focused on eating fresh, locally produced and healthfully (is that a word?). Perhaps it's because I've been following Jamie's Food Revolution. In one of his presentations he quoted US statistics that said that the next generation will live TWENTY YEARS LESS than this one due to obesity related diseases.
Enough ranting....I'm off to eat a healthy breakfast. Herb & Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs with some multigrain toast.